Invest in Preventive Maintenance For Your House

Invest in Preventive Maintenance For Your HouseYour need to count on your HVAC in San Diego’s unpredictable weather. It can help to think of preventive maintenance like well baby checkups. Not only do pediatricians handle illness, but they look at children and anticipate problems. That combination of experience and knowledge is what makes our technicians topnotch to keep your home comfortable all year long.

Preventive maintenance involves different things depending on the specifics of the system involved, but here are a few of the things that you can count on.

  1. The HVAC system is examined carefully to find existing problems such as broken parts, worn belts or leaky pipes.
  2. Moving parts may be lubricated, mostly in motors.
  3. Drains are checked for blockages. Any clogged drains are cleared and cleaned.
  4. All electrical wires are inspected for loose connections and tightened when required.
  5. Air filters are replaced. Belts are checked and replaced as needed.
  6. HVAC and thermostat controls, air conditioning, furnace and heat pump are all tested for proper function.
  7. A detailed report is written for the homeowner updating on the current status of the HVAC system as well as any repairs that were done or are required in the future.

How does preventive maintenance benefit the homeowner? The biggest benefit is being able to proactively deal with small problems before they become complicated and expensive.

  • A leaky pipe isn’t only a problem because the dripping keeps you awake. The wasted water will inflate your water bill, potentially damage the foundation of the house or even cause problems with your air conditioner!
  • Dirty coils aren’t only a nuisance, either. When they’re dirty, the compressor runs overtime. This can cost you a small fortune in electricity!
  • Ultimately, ignoring the small damage from daily wear and tear will force you to replace your HVAC far sooner than you otherwise would need to.

Sometimes it’s frustrating when you have questions and don’t know who to ask. Our honest, respectful technicians have been serving the North San Diego area since 2002. Call Sherlock Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll help find solutions to your problems!

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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  1. says

    It’s interesting to read about some of the different things that are checked for HVAC preventative maintenance. I’ve noticed that my AC has been slowly getting weaker over the years and I think it’s time to have it fixed. I’ll have to make sure it gets proper preventative maintenance to help prevent these things in the future.

    • Rebecca Sherlock says

      Always a great idea to get your HVAC systems on a maintenance program to have them running at their best!

  2. says

    I want to make sure that my home is taken care of. It makes sense that having preventative maintenance would be a good idea for me! That way I don’t have to worry about anything going wrong in the long run. I think it’s a pretty sound investment.

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